A body representing renters has called for a ‘national landlord register’ in England to help weed out bad landlords and unsafe homes.
Generation Rent has said that forcing buy-to-let landlords to get a license to rent out properties, which is already required in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, would make it easier for councils to reprimand those who make money from sub-par rental properties.
Some English councils already ask landlords in their area to register with them, though it is not a requirement nationwide.
Generation Rent argue that registration schemes make it easier for councils to keep track of which properties are being rented out in their area, and to take action if needed.
Landlords in England aren’t currently required to register
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